« on: October 15, 2011, 08:00:33 PM »
I have the 85L/135L and I used to have the 85mm 1.8, used them on a T2i, 7d, and 5DII.
I think 135mm is a little long on a crop body, you definitely wouldnt be able to handhold it, which can be limiting. I LOVE it on a full frame body, but I still dont use it as much as my other lenses.
The 85mm is the 135mm equivalent on a crop, and is also a great focal length on a full frame camera. It's also significantly cheaper than the 135mm (you can find them for $300-$350 used).
I think that the 100mm macro may be a good choice, the hybrid-IS is amazing, it's razor sharp, around the same price as the 135mm, and you can use it for portraits or macro photography. It's a very versatile lens and inbetween the focal lengths you were looking at.
That or maybe one of the 70-200mm would give you more flexibility, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS was the sharpest zoom I've ever used.